The biggest day of the year for all you lovebirds is around the corner. But the big question is: what should you line up for your sweetheart? 

Sure, you could try cooking a meal at home – but is the stress, not to mention the washing up, really worth it? 

Instead, the smart option is to let Zouk take care of things this Valentine’s Day. This locally-adored Indian restaurant has created a peerless five-course banquet menu that’s certain to impress both you and your special someone with a range of delicious and original dishes. 

The aim is to get your taste buds tingling and your heart racing. 

Based just off Oxford Road, it’s in the heart of Manchester, close to Oxford Road train station and in easy reach for every Mancunian, whether you’re a city-dweller or live out in the sticks. 

This Indian restaurant is guaranteed to get taste buds tingling and hearts racing this Valentine’s I Love Manchester

The impressive venue is smart and stylish, with huge windows, chrome fittings and even an outdoor section where you can enjoy a shisha pipe after your meal. But what can you expect on the menu itself? 

There’s a vast range of dishes, starting with a pani puri appetiser – a single mouthful of explosive flavour to kick things off. 

Then of course, what Valentine’s menu would be complete without oysters? But being Zouk, these aphrodisiac appetisers are a touch more exciting than plain old molluscs.

Instead, they are lightly coated in spicy pakora batter and served with apple and coriander. There’s no better way to enjoy the libido-enhancing properties of the world’s most romantic food. 

Then it’s onto the sharing platter, offering up everything from chicken kebabs to prawn pakoras or Zouk’s fantastic samosa chaat. 

The mains offer a selection to share including chicken Goan curry, spicy lamb gosht and the legendary creamy lentil-based dall makhani. 

Then finally, the dessert platter for two: a luxurious creme brulee and a double chocolate brownie that promises to calm your tastebuds down after the flavour-packed sensations of the preceding courses. 

This Indian restaurant is guaranteed to get taste buds tingling and hearts racing this Valentine’s I Love Manchester

And if you’re looking for a great Valentine’s gift too, why not give your partner a fantastic day out with a Zouk cooking class voucher? Check the link below to find out the dates, menus and more information. It promises to be a fun-packed hands-on experience, teaching cooking skills that’ll last a lifetime. 

After all, you can’t eat out at Zouk every night, as much as we know you’d like to. 

This gift means the love of your life will learn invaluable skills in the kitchen, meaning you can master new skills together, as well as enjoying the results. 

There’s no better hobby for a couple in love than cooking, so this year, forget those uninspired cookie cutter Valentine’s gifts – does your partner really need another mass-produced teddy bear holding a polyester heart? – and invest in something that’ll last a lifetime. 

So this Valentine’s Day you have no excuse. Zouk’s epic five-course banquet is the perfect choice for that one-on-one Valentine’s experience, and the cookery course will teach skills that will keep the passion bubbling both in and out of the kitchen for years to come. 

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